Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone;

Bible References

Because

Romans 4:16
Therefore it is on the principle of faith, that it might be according to grace, in order to the promise being sure to all the seed, not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of Abraham's faith, who is father of us all,
Romans 10:3
For they, being ignorant of God's righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted to the righteousness of God.
Matthew 19:16
And lo, one coming up said to him, Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may have life eternal?
John 6:27
Work not for the food which perishes, but for the food which abides unto life eternal, which the Son of man shall give to you; for him has the Father sealed, even God.
Acts 16:30
And leading them out said, Sirs, what must I do that I may be saved?
1 John 5:9
If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater. For this is the witness of God which he has witnessed concerning his Son.

They stumbled

Romans 11:11
I say then, Have they stumbled in order that they might fall? Far be the thought: but by their fall there is salvation to the nations to provoke them to jealousy.
Matthew 13:57
And they were offended in him. And Jesus said to them, A prophet is not without honour, unless in his country and in his house.
Luke 2:34
And Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary his mother, Lo, this child is set for the fall and rising up of many in Israel, and for a sign spoken against;
Luke 7:23
and blessed is whosoever shall not be offended in me.
1 Corinthians 1:23
but we preach Christ crucified, to Jews an offence, and to nations foolishness;

General references

Matthew 19:30
But many first shall be last, and last first.
Mark 10:31
But many first shall be last, and the last first.
Luke 7:23
and blessed is whosoever shall not be offended in me.
Romans 4:4
Now to him that works the reward is not reckoned as of grace, but of debt: